Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To mention, describe, or treat individually; itemize or specify.
  • transitive v. To make particular as opposed to general or universal.
  • intransitive v. To go into or give details or particulars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make particular, as opposed to general; to restrict to a specific or individual case, class etc.; to single out.
  • v. To be specific about (individual instances); to go into detail (about), to specify.
  • v. To differentiate, make distinct from others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To mention or attend to particulars; to give minute details; to be circumstantial.
  • transitive v. To give as a particular, or as the particulars; to mention particularly; to give the particulars of; to enumerate or specify in detail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To specify or mention with details; give the particulars of; enumerate or specify in detail; also, to render particular or detailed.
  • To single out for mention; make particular mention of.
  • To mention or give particulars or details; be particular as opposed to general; specifically, to mention or be attentive to single things or to small matters.
  • Also spelled particularise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be specific about

Etymologies

From particular +‎ -ize. (Wiktionary)

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